Saturday, March 23, 2013

Bacon Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

I saw a picture of these on Pinterest and decided it was a must try.  I'm not unhappy about that decision either.  I'm not sure what the actual recipe is, but I'll give you mine.

1 package of egg roll wrappers
1 lb ground beef or turkey
2 cups shredded cheese
1/2 lb cooked, crumbled bacon (buy this by the bag at Costco if possible)

Brown the meat with a 1/4 tsp of each salt, pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder and any other season you enjoy in your burger.  Drain grease and set aside.

Laying out your egg roll wrappers, sprinkle generous helpings of bacon, cheese and meat into the center of the wrapper.  One lb of meat will make 12-15 egg rolls.  If you like onion on your burger, add diced onion to your mixture.

Once all ingredients are laid out, get a cup of water and pastry brush if you have it.  If you have no brush, your finger will work well.  One at a time, brush water about 1/2 inch along the outside edges of the wrapper.  Fold the top and bottom in 1/2-3/4" and then fold over one of the sides.  Press the edges gently, sealing them to the wrapper.  Gently roll the wrapper to the other side until it is completely sealed.  If the outside seam is not sealed, rub a little water on the outside of the seam, creating a sticky seal. 

After all the wrappers are sealed, heat a 1/2" of oil in a frying pan on medium heat.  Higher heat will cause the wrapper to burn quickly.  Fill the pan with egg rolls, flipping after the sides get golden brown. 

Serve with some pickle slices, mustard and ketchup or your favorite burger condiments.

This is a simple process that can be used for many things.  A super easy dessert idea is to use canned pie fillings, following the same process for chimichanga style pies.

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